A day after finding out he had been banned on Apex Legends, Mixer star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins tried to make sense of the odd situation.
It's not every day that a star content creator of Ninja's caliber gets banned on a popular online game, but that's exactly what happened to him on December 16.
Logging on to play some Apex Legends with his Fortnite duo TSM Reverse2k, the streamer was met with a message notifying him that his account had been banned.
Perplexed by the news, Ninja reached out to developers Respawn Entertainment via Twitter, who replied to him and seemingly got the situation sorted out.
The next day, back on Fortnite, the former Halo pro discussed the possible circumstances surrounding the ban and potentially why it could have happened.
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What confused Ninja the most about the ban, other than knowing he hadn't done anything banworthy, was the fact that he hadn't actually been on the game in nearly six months.
"That Apex ban is definitely not clickbait, I was banned last night," he said. "I haven't played that game in six months. We queued up into the game, and as we found the match, it kicked me out, twice. I was like 'maybe it was just a one time thing,' but then we queued up again, got into a match, and it was like 'you're banned.' Which is very strange to me!"
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When Reverse2k mentioned that it was "probably on accident," Ninja said there could not have been an alternate explanation for it.
"It was 100 percent not on purpose, I have not done anything!" he said, then jokingly added: "Plus I haven't hacked on that game in like a year!"
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Apex Legends' winter Holo-Day Bash event in full swing
Now would be the worst time to get banned in Apex Legends, considering that the in-game winter event Holo-Day Bash is currently in full swing.
The event has added the new Winter Express Limited Time Mode, 'The Mirage Voyage' town takover, a lot of exclusive cosmetic items, and much more.
Holo-Day Bash wraps up on January 7, so make sure to take advantage of the Apex holiday fun while it lasts.